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Ramáyana II: Ayodhya (Clay Sanskrit Library)

Ramáyana II: Ayodhya (Clay Sanskrit Library) By Vālmīki Sheldon Pollock Ram yana II Ayodhya Clay Sanskrit Library The king decides to abdicate in favor of Rama but just as the celebrations reach their climax a court intrigue forces Rama and Sita into fourteen years banishment they dutifully accept their fate an

  • Title: Ramáyana II: Ayodhya (Clay Sanskrit Library)
  • Author: Vālmīki Sheldon Pollock
  • ISBN: 9780814767160
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ramáyana II: Ayodhya (Clay Sanskrit Library) By Vālmīki Sheldon Pollock The king decides to abdicate in favor of Rama but just as the celebrations reach their climax, a court intrigue forces Rama and Sita into fourteen years banishment they dutifully accept their fate, and go off to the jungle The other brothers refuse to benefit from his misfortune, which leaves nobody to run the city eventually one of them is persuaded to act as regent,The king decides to abdicate in favor of Rama but just as the celebrations reach their climax, a court intrigue forces Rama and Sita into fourteen years banishment they dutifully accept their fate, and go off to the jungle The other brothers refuse to benefit from his misfortune, which leaves nobody to run the city eventually one of them is persuaded to act as regent, but only consents to do so on condition that he lives outside the city and acts in Rama s name.Ayodhya is Book Two of Valmiki s national Indian epic, The Ramayana The young hero Rama sets out willingly from the capital with wife and brother for a fourteen year banishment, which will entail great suffering and further difficult choices in the books ahead Of the seven books of this great Sanskrit epic, Ayodhya is the most human, and it remains one of the best introductions to the social and political values of traditional India.Co published by New York University Press and the JJC FoundationFor on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http claysanskritlibrary
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    1. Edward Butler on said:

      In this second book of the definitive edition of Valmiki s epic, Rama, on the brink of his triumphant consecration as prince regent, is instead exiled to the forest by Bharata s mother Kaikeyi There is some troubling misogyny in her portrayal and in that of her hunchbacked servant Manthara, and in the double standard applied to mothers and fathers A father must be obeyed at all costs, whether private or collective, while Bharata s flouting of his mother s will, and bitter denunciations of her, a [...]

    2. David on said:

      Fantastic bilingual edition of the second book of the Ramayana, focusing on the exiling of Rama an incarnation of Vishnu The moving story of his acceptance of his dharma and the repercussions of that ethical choice especially upon Rama s father still manages to shake me deeply Great translation and auxiliary materials.

    3. Casey on said:

      Yeah, I m a geek You know what I love than anything in the entire world I LOVE the movie, especially when Vishnu reveals himself Best Thing Ever.

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